Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I was a Proud, Proud Father

Damn. I was at the Post office today on the High Street, mailing a CD to someone in Karachi. There were about eight or nine people queuing, some with children and another four people were behind the counter. All the strangers in the queue were chatting softly to one another, in that hushed and polite Post office kinda way.

So I'm facing the counter, addressing an envelope, and suddenly everyone bursts out laughing. I turn around and there’s this adorable giggly black kid, not more than 3, who’s staring and pointing and me.

I ask some guy "What did he say?" and he’s like:

"That you’re his daddy."

For one fleeting, very male moment, my immediate instinct was to deny it completely and utterly, and possibly leave. Then I started laughing, and looked at his apologetic looking mom. To my surprise, she was kinda fine. A certain acronym came to mind, and for another fleeting, very male moment, I too shared in the fantasy of being his dad. Then I snapped back and resumed the suckfest of posting my CD.

I should also add that I came home and discovered that my fly was completely open the entire time. Somehow I feel like this is relevant information.

9 comments:

ayla said...

Huh... well. Haha... you said "suckfest." That's so American. Dude you're like so American.

Interestingly, I'd most likely adopt a child based on his/her cuteness and you'd adopt a child based on the cuteness of his/her mum.

Viva Beirut!

ayla said...

Look how fun, Simpson quotes: http://www.avclub.com/content/node/47756

25 more minutes until tomorrow. It's a new day. I'll do everything different tomorrow. I'll even change my name to Dorris. Or Margret!

ayla said...

Viva Beirut!

ayla said...

ok last one! THis is funny:

http://www.avclub.com/content/hater

15 more minutes till tomorrow! I've decided on Doris.

Viva Beirut!

Alien Panda said...

idiot!!!

Imagine if the kid had seen me, would probably have thought that I'm his grand dad, based on our mutual non-anglicised blackness!

ayla said...

i'm going to start my own blog.

ayla said...

http://aworldinmotion.blogspot.com/

Now i can be as self-obsessed as i want to be!

ayla said...

I added the link... i'm clever. Kind of.

ayla said...

"The Median of Intelligent Conceptual doodling and general Jackass Nuggetry."

I just noticed that. I was sick today... it was either nandos or lettuce. Anyway... I post too much.

I don't understand.